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A Podcast Connecting Capital and Communities. Now available on iTunes.
Venture capital pioneers Edith Dorsen and Reggie Van Lee talk to Carla Harris about the challenges of establishing a venture capital fund for women entrepreneurs.
Investor Andre Iguodala talks to Carla Harris about leveraging his NBA experience to pivot into investing in underserved entrepreneurs.
Carla speaks with investor Chris Lyons, head of the Cultural Leadership Fund at Andreessen Horowitz, connecting Black leaders to new tech companies.
Carla speaks with entrepreneur and former NFL cornerback Shawn Springs, founder and CEO of Windpact, a company focusing on impact protection across industries, including sports, automotive, and the military applications.
Media entrepreneur Ana Flores talks to Carla Harris about the importance of creating a community to elevate marginalized voices.
Carla speaks with media entrepreneur Sanjay Sharma, Founder and CEO of Marginal MediaWorks, about how serving fringe audiences can ultimately redefine pop culture.
Carla speaks with media entrepreneur Morgan DeBaun, Founder and CEO of Blavity, a voice for Black millennials in the media and marketing landscape, about staying true to your vision as you grow and evolve.
Guests Soraya Darabi of TMV and Sarah Sheehan of Bravely on the power to change the VC landscape.
We turn the tables to ask Carla Harris and Alice Vilma about the work they do at Morgan Stanley to address funding equity.
The decision analysis framework may be one way to level the playing field and increase diversity in the investment process.
Bringing a diverse pool of operators into the venture world yields a more diverse portfolio of companies.
Carla speaks with Natalia Oberti Noguera of Pipeline Angels and Melissa Hanna of Mahmee, a maternal health startup, on what brought them together, the unique challenges of social entrepreneurship and more.
Carla speaks with Jesse Draper of Halogen Ventures and Esther Crawford of Squad, one of Halogen's portfolio companies, on what brought them together, the challenges and necessities of pivoting a business, and the power of values alignment.
Carla Harris speaks with Kesha Cash of Impact America Fund and Diishan Imira, founder of Mayvenn, on what brought them together, the hurdles faced and the communities that sustain them.
On this episode, we are revisiting conversations with black entrepreneurs and investors whose stories advance our understanding of how injustices are lived and overcome.
Carla Harris checks in with Hope Knight, President and CEO of the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, on how she continues to support her community in the time of COVID-19.
Carla Harris checks in with Freada Kapor Klein, a founding partner in Kapor Capital, on how she continues to seek impact in the time of COVID-19.
Carla Harris checks in with James Rhee, CEO of clothing retailer Ashley Stewart, on how he’s managing—for himself and his employees, customers and portfolio companies—amid COVID-19.
Carla Harris checks in with Jewel Burks Solomon, head of Google for Startups in the U.S., to discuss how she's advising companies in this time of COVID-19.
Jewel Burks Solomon successfully negotiated with Amazon to acquire her company, among the first black women entrepreneurs to do so. Here are eight tips from her entrepreneur playbook.
Henrique Dubugras, co-founder of Brex, on the challenges of selling his previous companies and why young entrepreneurs sell.
Bob Johnson, founder of BET, on the company’s sale to Viacom for almost $4B and the key skills of entrepreneurship.
Jewel Burks Solomon, founder of Partpic, on the challenges of selling her company to Amazon and what others can learn from her experience.
Juanita Lott, founder of Bridgestream Inc., talks with Carla Harris about the company’s sale to Oracle and her unconventional path to tech entrepreneurship.
Dug Song of Duo Security talks with Carla Harris about the company’s sale to Cisco and his evolution as an entrepreneur.
Lisa Price, founder of beauty brand Carol's Daughter, talks about her journey from home business to selling her company to L'Oreal—and the reactions to that sale.
Freada Kapor Klein, of Kapor Capital, talks with Carla Harris about her firm's successes in closing the gap in today's venture funding landscape while also creating opportunities for underserved communities.
Carla Harris talks with founder and Managing Partner at Precursor Ventures, Charles Hudson, a seed-stage investor bringing an institutional perspective to startups in their early development.
Carla Harris talks with JoAnn Price, co-founder of Fairview Capital, one of the largest black-owned private equity firms in America, working to connect institutional investors with multicultural and women-led funds.
Carla Harris talks with Monika Mantilla, President and CEO of Altura Capital and co-founder and Managing Partner of Small Business Community Capital, working to connect emerging managers and small businesses with the capital they need.
Carla Harris talks with Paul Judge, co-founder of Tech Square Labs, an Atlanta-based seed-stage venture fund that has a strong history of investing in entrepreneurs of color.
Jenny Abramson is founder and managing partner of Rethink Impact, a venture capital firm that invests in female leaders who are using technology to solve the world's biggest problems.
How James Rhee transformed Ashley Stewart from a neglected retailer into a thriving brand that supports a community of women.
Carla Harris talks to Julia Collins of Zume Pizza, a robot-powered pizza delivery company.
Carla Harris talks to Tristan Walker of Walker and Company, about tapping underserved health and beauty needs of multicultural consumers.
Access & Opportunity Podcast: Rose Wang sold a company at 27, is a Fortune ‘Most Powerful Women Entrepreneur’ and continues to disrupt D.C.’s I.T. industry.
Real-estate veteran Neville Rhone shares his journey from corporate executive to entrepreneur in search of development projects that benefit communities.
Media mogul and real-estate powerhouse, Nely Galan, shares how she became the first Latina president of Telemundo and a successful entrepreneur.
Venture capitalist Freada Kapor Klein is debunking the tech industry’s myth of meritocracy, one that she says often excludes women and multicultural entrepreneurs.
Carla Harris on what she learned from talking to change agents about opening doors for women and multicultural entrepreneurs on the Access & Opportunity podcast.
Theia Smith leads the Atlanta Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative, which she says is the nation’s only city-funded small-business incubator exclusively for women.
Kevin Warren, COO of the Minnesota Vikings, talks to Carla Harris about how building a new stadium revitalized the team organization and the community around it.
For Marc Morial of the National Urban League, nurturing businesses led by women and people of color is a top priority.
Hope Knight, head of the Greater Jamaica Development Corp., talks about how to turn dream development projects in blighted neighborhoods into reality.
Richelieu Dennis grew his small community-based health and beauty products business into the multimillion-dollar Sundial Brands. Can other multicultural entrepreneurs learn from his playbook?